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Windtech International July August 2024 issue






Artist impression of the 2GW HVDC Platform v4 TenneT 2GE Vernova and Seatrium have announced that they have been awarded a third contract by TenneT for the construction of a 2GW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electric offshore transmission system in the Netherlands.

The HVDC system will serve the Nederwiek 2 offshore wind farm, located approximately 95 kilometres off the coast of the Netherlands. GE Vernova's Grid Solutions, the consortium leader, will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCI) of the HVDC converter stations. Seatrium’s scope of work will include the engineering, procurement, construction, transportation, installation, and commissioning of the 2GW HVDC offshore converter platform.

The project is slated to begin in June 2024, with commissioning expected by 2031. This contract is part of the five-year Framework Cooperation Agreement with TenneT announced by the GE Vernova-Seatrium consortium in March 2023. The agreement was signed to cover three projects, each valued at approximately €2 billion: IJmuiden Ver Beta, IJmuiden Ver Gamma, and Nederwiek 2. The contracts for IJmuiden Ver Beta and IJmuiden Ver Gamma were awarded to the consortium in March 2023.

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